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Trump 2024?

Trump might be starting to come to terms with having lost 2020 — by setting his sights on 2024

President Trump has privately mused about running for president again in 2024, two sources familiar with the conversations told Axios. The report — which Axios calls "the clearest indication yet that Trump understands he has lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden" — follows rumors by aides about the potential for a "resurrection run" in four years, as well as a report from The New York Times that likewise alleged the president himself has "broached the idea of running again."

Axios adds that "even four years after leaving office, [Trump] could remain formidable in a Republican primary," and that could "freeze the ambitions, fundraising and staffing of individual candidates — and of the Republican National Committee as it seeks to regroup and move beyond Trump."

Even before he lost re-election, Trump would frequently joke about running again in 2024. "There is no Trump 2024 campaign," The Week's Bonnie Kristian has previously written, "— at least not for Donald Sr."